Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Software - Troubleshooting and Discussion > Applications > Researched but still need help allowing 2 users to each access iPhoto

Researched but still need help allowing 2 users to each access iPhoto
Thread Tools
jbleisure
Mac Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bristol
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 7, 2009, 06:16 AM
 
Having done a bunch of reading I'd like a few things clarified.

1. Is it possible to have iPhoto shared between 2 user accounts equally (that means that each one can edit and add photo's)?

2. Will it work seamlessly? If not what problems will I encounter?

3. Is it better to do this from an external drive?


I'm using what was, until yesterday, the latest version of iPhoto. Obviously with iLife '09 - iPhoto may act differently but I'll cross that bridge if/when I upgrade.
( Last edited by jbleisure; Jan 7, 2009 at 06:19 AM. Reason: Correcting punctuation.)
     
Jacke
Grizzled Veteran
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Finland
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 7, 2009, 07:39 AM
 
How about putting the iPhoto library in /Shared and then putting aliases to it in Home/Images for each user?
     
jbleisure  (op)
Mac Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bristol
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 7, 2009, 04:45 PM
 
will this do what I want?
     
turtle777
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: planning a comeback !
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 7, 2009, 05:45 PM
 
I put mine in Shared, works well for iPhoto 08.
However, I had to fiddle with the ACL, so you might want to take the easy route that Apple suggests, using a sparse image in /Shared/

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1198

-t
     
jbleisure  (op)
Mac Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bristol
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 8, 2009, 01:05 PM
 
Thank you - that's just what I was looking for.
     
   
Thread Tools
 
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:38 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,